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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 11:43

维权人士曹顺利关押中病危律师呼吁关注 (Lawyers and rights defenders call for attention on Cao Shunli’s condition)
Voice of America, February 24 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/hk-rights-activists-call-for-releases-activist-20140224/1857765.html

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 11:43

China accused of firing water cannons at Filipino fishermen
The New York Times, February 24, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/24/china-accused-of-firing-water-cannons-at-filipino-fishermen/

China pledges to pump more funds into Iraq's oil sector, infrastructure
The South China Morning Post, February 24, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1434025/china-pledges-pump-more-funds-iraqs-oil-sector-infrastructure

China supports UN Security Council's Syria aid resolution: FM
The Global Times, February 24, 2014
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/844388.shtml

Baucus Sworn in as new US ambassador to China
ABC News, February 22, 2014
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/baucus-sworn-us-ambassador-china-22626413

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 11:43

人大代表去哪儿了?(Rights Defenders urge NPC officials to release contact information to constituents)
Deutsche Welle, February 23 2014
http://dw.de/p/1BBgV

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 11:43

5省份启“单独两孩”新政 北京天津设4年生育间隔 (Five provinces start “two children for only-child parents” policy, Beijing and Tianjian require 4-year gap between children)
People’s Daily, February 22 2014
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2014/0222/c1001-24433403.html

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 11:43

Kindle expands into China with new tablets
China Daily, February 24, 2014
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2014-02/24/content_17302604.htm

China’s Jade Rabbit moon rover goes into hibernation again to survive lunar freeze
The South China Morning Post, February 23, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1433717/chinas-jade-rabbit-moon-rover-goes-hibernation-survive-cold-lunar

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 10:34

中国55种死刑罪名:超半数非暴力犯罪被判死刑 (55 crimes are punishable by death, more than half are non-violent crimes)
Fazhi Evening News, February 21, 2014
news.163.com/14/0221/09/9LJM0PFQ0001124J.html

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 10:34

中国今年将有30省区市解决随迁子女在当地高考问题 (Migrant children's eligibility to take university entrance exams in urban areas will be addressed by 30 provinces, regions and cities in 2014)
China News, February 20, 2014
www.chinanews.com/edu/2014/02-20/5861641.shtml

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 10:34

北京发出二级空气污染警报 (Beijing issues second degree pollution warning)
Voice of America, February 21, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-polllution-20140221/1856287.html

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 10:34

Hong Kong may amend its race hate law to protect mainland visitors
South China Morning Post, February 20, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1432229/hong-kong-may-amend-its-race-hate-law-protect-mainland-visitors

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 10:34

户籍制度改革的新契机 (New juncture for household registration reforms)
Caijing, February 21, 2014
politics.caijing.com.cn/2014-02-21/113940153.html

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 10:34

曹顺利病重昏迷警方逼家人申请接走 (Rights activist Cao Shunli in critical condition after months in detention, police pressure family to apply for medical parole)
Radio Free Asia, February 20, 2014
www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/dissident-b-02202014092226.html

For more information on Cao Shunli, see:
Rights activist Cao Shunli in intensive care
Human Rights in China, February 21, 2014
www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/rights-activist-cao-shunli-intensive-care

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 10:34

A chilling phone call adds to hurdles of publishing Xi Jinping book
余杰《中国教父习近平》出版再受阻
The New York Times, February 20, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140220/c20hongkong/dual/

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 10:34

Wu Guijun trial tests China's tolerance of workers' strikes
Financial Times, February 20, 2014
www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/e873abbe-99d3-11e3-91cd-00144feab7de.html

See report:
Searching for the Union: The workers' movement in China 2011-13
China Labour Bulletin, February 20, 2014
http://www.clb.org.hk/en/content/searching-union-workers%E2%80%99-movem>ent-china-2011-13-0

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 10:34

北京市卫计委主任:今天起单独二孩即合法 (New one-child policy starts today in Beijing, gov't expects 40K-50K new births a year)
Beijing News, February 21, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/02/21/305854.html

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 10:34

中国敦促奥巴马取消会见达赖计划
China urges Obama to cancel meeting with Dalai Lama
Reuters, February 21, 2014
CN: cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNEA1K05O20140221
EN: www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/21/us-china-usa-tibet-idUSBREA1K06P20140221

Related:
Barack Obama risks China's anger with Dalai Lama visit
Telegraph, February 21, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/barackobama/10653097/Barack-Obama-risks-Chinas-anger-with-Dalai-Lama-visit.html

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 10:34

Advocate for Uighurs seems to have foretold detention
维族学者土赫提预言自己被捕应验
The New York Times, February 21, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140221/c21tohti/dual/

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 10:34

Chinese government must close gap between rhetoric and reality
Jurist, February 16, 2014
jurist.org/hotline/2014/02/maya-wang-rhetoric-v-reality.php

Government's commitment to Basic Law text cannot be selective
South China Morning Post, February 4, 2014
www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1420717/governments-commitment-basic-law-text-cannot-be-selective

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 10:45

China military to tighten building controls in anti-graft drive
Reuters, February 19, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/20/us-china-military-corruption-idUSBREA1J05L20140220

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 10:45

调查称:中国农村大学毕业生的失业率远高于城市 (Study finds higher unemployment rate among university graduates of rural origin)
Radio Free Asia, February 19, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/kejiaowen/nu-02192014105552.html

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 10:45

调查称:中国农村大学毕业生的失业率远高于城市 (Study finds higher unemployment rate among university graduates of rural origin)
Radio Free Asia, February 19, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/kejiaowen/nu-02192014105552.html

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 10:45

我国今年分类推进户籍制度改革 (Gov't to advance hukou reforms by categories)
Beijing Daily, February 20, 2014
news.dayoo.com/finance/201402/20/54401_110655663.htm

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 10:45

Wife of China's jailed Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo hospitalised
Telegraph, February 20, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10650516/Wife-of-Chinas-jailed-Nobel-Laureate-Liu-Xiaobo-hospitalised.html

Related:
刘晓波妻子刘霞因心脏不适住进医院
Voice of America, February 20, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/liu-xia-hospitalized-20140220/1855325.html

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 10:45

哈佛《尼曼报告》: 中外名记评中国媒体审查 (Harvard report surveys China's myraid forms of media censorship)
Voice of America, February 19, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/nieman-reports-focuses-20140218/1854237.html

See report:
The State of Journalism in China
Harvard University, February 2014
www.nieman.harvard.edu/reports/article/103071/Download-The-State-of-Journalism-in-China.aspx

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 10:45

Analysts say Beijing has little to gain from pressuring Pyongyang
Radio Free Asia, February 19, 2014
www.rfa.org/english/news/china/north-korea-02192014115913.html

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 10:45

湖南答复"拒绝同性恋成立组织":有悖传统文化 (LGBTI group sues Hunan gov't for rejecting registration application)
China News, February 20, 2014
news.163.com/14/0220/02/9LGAA8KA00011229.html

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 10:45

China's rich beat a path to foreign shores
Deutsche Welle, February 19, 2014
www.dw.de/chinas-rich-beat-a-path-to-foreign-shores/a-17440269

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 10:45

两会热词“社会保障”连续五年列榜首 网民呼吁“马上并轨”()
People’s Daily, February 20, 2014
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2014/0220/c1001-24417570.html

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 09:56

China's NDRC confirms probe of Qualcomm, InterDigital
Reuters, February 18, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/19/china-ndrc-idUSB9N0GU01M20140219

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 09:56

Chinese vice governor in corruption investigation
Associated Press, February 18, 2014
money.msn.com/business-news/article.aspx?feed=AP&date=20140218&id=17359179

A clampdown on prostitution and gambling spreads in China
中国更多省份加入打击性交易活动
The New York Times, February 18, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140218/c18vice/dual/

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 09:56

Toxic smog threatens millions of Chinese lives
Telegraph, February 18, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10646593/Toxic-smog-threatens-millions-of-Chinese-lives.html

中国政府将耗资两万亿治理水污染 (Chinese gov't to spend RMB two trillion and issue action plan to fight water pollution)
Deutsche Welle, February 18, 2014
dw.de/p/1BAz6

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 09:56

Chinese rights lawyer vows to keep up pressure on party
Radio Free Asia, February 18, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawyer-02182014110708.html

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 09:56

《纸牌屋》打破中国监管屏障 ("House of Cards" avoids China's censors)
Wall Street Journal, February 19, 2014
cn.wsj.com/gb/20140219/bch094726.asp

Related:
“House of Cards” does its homework on China
Wall Street Journal, February 17, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/02/17/chinas-unusually-realistic-role-in-house-of-cards/

“House of Cards” finds avid audience in China
Washington Post, February 18, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/house-of-cards-finds-avid-audience-in-china/2014/02/18/158c5eee-9884-11e3-8461-8a24c7bf0653_story.html

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 09:56

Red Handed: China is also complicit in North Korea's crimes against humanity
Foreign Policy, February 18, 2014
www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/02/18/North_Korea_crimes_humanity_UN_China

朝鲜谴责联合国人权报告 (N. Korea condemns UN human rights report as 'lies fabricated by US, South Korea and other enemies')
Global Times, February 19, 2014
world.huanqiu.com/depth_report/2014-02/4842603.html

Related:
China’s role in fight against human rights abuses in North Korea
Wall Street Journal, February 19, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/02/19/chinas-role-in-fight-against-human-rights-abuses-in-north-korea/

China likely to veto UN push to prosecute North Korea's Kim Jong-un
Sydney Morning Herald, February 19, 2014
www.smh.com.au/world/china-likely-to-veto-un-push-to-prosecute-north-koreas-kim-jongun-20140218-hvcw4.html#ixzz2tjquSQIF

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 09:56

珍•古道尔批评中国掠夺非洲如昔日列强 (Environmentalist Jane Goodall slams China's exploitation of Africa's natural resources)
Deutsche Welle, February 18, 2014
dw.de/p/1BAwp

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 09:56

习近平:中国大陆尊重台湾的社会制度 (Xi Jinping: Mainland China respects Taiwan's social system and way of life)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 18, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140218_xi_lian_meeting.shtml

Related:
“One China” principle is key to further talks with Taipei, Xi tells KMT's Lien
South China Morning Post, February 19, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1430713/one-china-principle-key-further-talks-taipei-xi-tells-kmts-lien

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 09:56

China says it will win West over to its view on Tibet, Xinjiang
Reuters, February 19, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/19/us-china-tibet-idUSBREA1I09520140219

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 09:56

两维族学生家属接警通知书 伊力哈木律师日内作新安排 (Lawyer still unable to meet Ilham Tohti, family not informed of his whereabouts and conditions)
Radio Free Asia, February 18, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql2-02182014110047.html

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 11:40

China pillages Africa like old colonialists, says wildlife expert Jane Goodall
South China Morning Post, February 18, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1430226/china- pillages-africa-old-colonialists-says-wildlife-expert-jane-goodall

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 11:40

China expands abandoned baby hatch scheme
中国设立25个“婴儿安全岛”救助弃婴
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 16, 2014
EN: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-26219171
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140216_china_baby_hatch.shtml

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 11:40

Don’t think, just teach: the party purges free thinkers but can it contain free thinking?
The Economist, February 15, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21596571-party-purges- free-thinkers-can-it-contain-free-thinking-dont-think-just-teach?fsrc=rss

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 11:40

Washington, China to cooperate on climate change
Voice of America, February 15, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/content/washington-china-to-cooperate-on-climate- change/1851929.html

“北京不宜居”“政府别装瞎”遭遇先转后删 (Gov’t deletes online references to official pollution report that describes Beijing as “unfit for human habitation”)
Deutsche Welle, February 18, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1BAxL

Related:
Kerry: Climate change as dangerous as WMDs
Al Jazeera, February 17, 2014
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/02/kerry- indonesia-discuss-climate-change-201421615828444704.html

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 11:40

香港六千马拉松跑手戴蓝丝带撑言论自由 (Six thousand Hong Kong marathon runners sport blue ribbons in support of press freedom)
Voice of America, February 18, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/hk-marathon-20140217/1852695.html

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 11:40

中国民间机构发布“被精神”病年终报告 信访局拒不接待“患者”上访
“Mental health patients” in China tortured: report
Radio Free Asia, February 13, 2014
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-0213201405204.html
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/mentally-illed-02142014114637.html

H7N9疫情继续 广州关闭活禽市场 (H7N9 outbreak continues to spread, Guangzhou closes live bird markets)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 15, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140215_guangzhou_h7n9.shtml

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 11:40

人权组织发起“还刘霞自由”全球网上联署(Rights group starts “Free Liu Xia” global signature campaign)
Voice of America, February 18, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/liu-xia-20140218/1853492.html

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 11:40

Chinese ask Kerry to help tear down a firewall
The New York Times, February 15, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/16/world/asia/chinese-ask-kerry-to-help-tear-down-a- firewall.html

Kerry's comments on china internet freedom 'may inspire protest'
Radio Free Asia, February 17, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/kerry-02172014172933.html

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 11:40

China faults report citing North Korean leader in atrocities
The New York Times, February 18, 2014
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/02/19/world/asia/china-faults-report- citing-north-korean-leader-in-atrocities.html

中国拒绝接受联合国人权调查报告的有关指责
China Rejects UN Criticism in North Korea Rights Probe
Voice of America, February 18, 2014
CH: http://www.voachinese.com/content/skorea-rights-20140218/1853672.html
EN: http://www.voanews.com/content/china-rejects-un-criticism-in-north- korea-rights-probe/1853512.html

Related:
联合国报告:朝鲜犯下反人类罪行 (UN Report: North Korea has committed “crimes against humanity”)
Deutsche Welle, February 17, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1BAcn

North Korean defectors doubt UN report on 'unspeakable atrocities' will lead to prosecutions
The Telegraph, February 16, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/10642262/North-Korean-defectors- doubt-UN-report-on-unspeakable-atrocities-will-lead-to-prosecutions.html

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 11:40

超20省份或年内启动单独两孩 多省明确提户籍改革 (Over 20 provinces implement One Child Policy reform, many initiate hukou reform)
People's Daily, February 16, 2014
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2014/0216/c1001-24370252.html

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 11:40

江苏艾滋就业歧视第一案在镇江开庭 (Trial for first HIV employment-discrimination case opens in Jiangsu)
Radio Free Asia, February 17, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-02172014135554.html

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 11:40

Symbolism as substance: Chinese and Taiwanese government officials meet for the first time, but China still worries about the future
The Economist, February 15, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21596555-chinese- and-taiwanese-government-officials-meet-first-time-china-still-worries-about

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 11:40

中国把新疆袭警定性为“暴恐事件” 世维会称双重标准世维会称双重标准 (World Uygur Congress: China labeling assault on police officer in Xinjiang an “act of terrorism” represents a double standard)
Voice of America, February 17, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-xinjiang-20140217/1852859.html

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 09:38

雅芳涉嫌贿赂中国官员 或面临1.32亿美元罚款 (AVON suspected of bribing Chinese officials)
Global Times, February 14, 2014
finance.huanqiu.com/view/2014-02/4832054.html

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 09:38

电台名嘴被封公开斥责梁振英为幕后黑手 (Sacked radio host openly accuses HK chief executive of political persecution)
Radio France International, February 14, 2014
www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20140214-电台名嘴被封公开斥责梁振英为幕后黑手

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 09:38

"Staying silent in this country doesn't solve anything"
Radio Free Asia, February 14, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/women/corruption-02122014150639.html

诺和奖得主刘晓波妻子刘霞的健康状况恶化 (Liu Xia's health deteriorates)
Voice of America, February 14, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-nobel-wife-20140214/1851241.html

Related:
“刘晓波妻子刘霞患心脏病急需就医” (Liu Xia needs urgent treatment for heart disease)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 14, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140214_china_liu_xia_health.shtml

China Nobel wife’s health worsens; needs treatment
Associated Press, February 14, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-nobel-wifes-health-worsens-needs-treatment/2014/02/14/23de2962-955c-11e3-ae45-458927ccedb6_story.html

China, on St. Valentine’s Day, activists shave their heads to demand release of Liu Xia
Asia News, February 14, 2014
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/China,-on-St.-Valentine%E2%80%99s-Day,-activists-shave-their-heads-to-demand-release-of-Liu-Xia-30308.html

See photo album:
Free Liu Xia
Human Rights in China, February 14, 2014
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152329632231414.1073741831.94042326413&type=1

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 09:38

Reputation matters: unpacking the Microsoft China censorship scandal
Wall Street Journal, February 14, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/02/14/reputation-matters-unpacking-the-microsoft-china-censorship-scandal/?mod=WSJBlog

Related:
Setting the record straight
Bing, February 12, 2014
www.bing.com/blogs/site_blogs/b/search/archive/2014/02/12/update.aspx

Setting Bing's broken record straight
GreatFire.org, February 13, 2014
en.greatfire.org/blog/2014/feb/setting-bings-broken-record-straight

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 09:38

北京天安门地区APEC峰会期间将全天候监管 (Beijing to tighten round-the-clock security control around Tiananmen Square for APEC summit)
China News, February 14, 2014
news.sina.com.cn/c/2014-02-14/175629473033.shtml

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 09:38

Free press groups warn of China’s influence on Hong Kong and Taiwan media
The New York Times, February 12, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/12/free-press-groups-warn-of-chinas-influence-on-hong-kong-and-taiwan-media/

See report:
Journalists in Hong Kong and Taiwan battle Beijing's influence
Committee to Protect Journalists, February 12, 2014
http://cpj.org/2014/02/attacks-on-the-press-hong-kong-analysis.php/

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 09:38

东莞的工人、小姐与乞丐(上)(Workers, Prostitutes and Beggars in Dongguan, Part I)
Financial Times, February 14, 2014
www.ftchinese.com/story/001054842?full=y

Prostitution in China: crackdown on sex city
Economist, February 14, 2014
www.economist.com/blogs/analects/2014/02/prostitution-china

Apple shows increase in worker's human rights in 2013 - report
Silicon Republic, February 14, 2014
http://www.siliconrepublic.com/business/item/35790-apple-shows-increase-in/

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 09:38

河南下派暗访组清理“非正常上访训诫中心” (Henan authorities send undercover teams to investigate and close detention centers for "abnormal petitioners")
Beijing News, February 14, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/02/14/304958.html

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 09:38

China says 11 “terrorists” killed in new Xinjiang unrest
Reuters, February 14, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/14/us-china-xinjiang-idUSBREA1D0IE20140214

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 09:38

Where is Microsoft Bing's transparency report?
The Guardian, February 14, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/feb/14/micorsoft-bing-china-censorship-transparency

Hong Kong’s indentured servants
The New York Time, February 14, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/14/opinion/hong-kongs-indentured-servants.html

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 12:52

London wildlife crime summit: all eyes on China
The Guardian, February 13, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/africa-wild/2014/feb/13/london-wildlife-summit-all-eyes-on-china

Related:
Investigating China's ivory trade
视频:中国非法象牙买卖
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 13, 2014
EN: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-26165143
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-26165143

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 12:52

China's control of media deepens, extends beyond borders
Radio Free Asia, February 12, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/media-02122014131133.html

中国威胁世界媒体的独立性 ()
Deutsche Welle, February 13, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1888h

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 12:52

Report “scratches surface” of power abuse in China
Radio Free Asia, February 13, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/abuse-02122014170103.html

Related:
中国通报多起政法干警违纪违法案件 ()
Reuters, February 13, 2014
http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNEA1C7C820140213

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 12:52

Earthquake strikes remote area of China
新疆于田县发生地震,未有人员伤亡报告
The New York Times, February 13, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140213/c13xinjiang/dual/

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 12:52

Rural China's tough lessons in resilience
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 11, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-26073747

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 12:52

China to reward localities for improving air quality
The New York Times, February 13, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/14/world/asia/china-to-reward-localities-for-improving-air-quality.html

Related:
Pollution making Beijing hazardous place to live, says Chinese report
The Guardian, February 13, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/13/china-beijing-pollution-hazardous-report

北京空气污染接近不适合人类居住水平 ()
Radio France International, February 13, 2014
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20140213-北京空气污染接近不适合人类居住水平

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 11:44

K-Pop, Cat GIFs, and Constitutionalism
Tea Leaf Nation, February 11, 2014
http://www.tealeafnation.com/2014/02/k-pop-cat-gifs-and-constitutionalism/

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 11:44

中国民间机构发布“被精神”病年终报告 信访局拒不接待“患者”上访 ()
Radio Free Asia, February 13, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-0213201405204.html

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 11:44

年后上海首上访日 2000访民市府喊冤遭警驱散 ()
Radio Free Asia, February 13, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-02132014113641.html

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 11:44

Chinese “reprimand centers” replace labor camps
Voice of America, February 13, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/content/chinese-reprimand-centers-replace-labor-camps/1850540.html

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 11:44

中国报纸一片红,社会主义核心价值观出炉 ()
Deutsche Welle, Februay 13, 2014
http://dw.de/p/187p1

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 09:40

微软受控审查搜索引擎中文结果 (Microsoft's Bing censors Chinese search results)
Voice of America, February 12, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-us-censorship-20140212/1849638.html

Related:

Microsoft's Bing accused of Chinese-language censorship
Agence France-Presse, February 12, 2014
bit.ly/1dHGL1w

中国对香港与台湾媒体施压日趋严重”(Report finds increasing pressure from Beijing on Hong Kong and Taiwanese media)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 12, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140212_china_hongkong_taiwan_press_freedom.shtml

See report:

Journalists in Hong Kong and Taiwan battle Beijing's influence
Committee to Protect Journalists, February 12, 2014
cpj.org/2014/02/attacks-on-the-press-hong-kong-analysis.php

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 09:40

China to crack down on fake data 'corruption': statistics chief
Reuters, February 12, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/12/us-china-economy-statistics-idUSBREA1B0H520140212

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 09:40

西班牙执政党出于中国压力准备修改涉外人权法 (Spanish government mulls revising human rights law under Chinese pressure)
Radio France International, February 12, 2014
www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20140212-西班牙执政党出于中国压力准备修改涉外人权法

Related:

China pressuring Spain on human rights case: Tibetan monk
Agence France-Presse, February 12, 2014
au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/world/a/21413791/china-pressuring-spain-on-human-rights-case-tibetan-monk/

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 09:40

本年度“新闻自由排行榜”出炉 (RSF publishes press freedom ranking, China ranks 175 out of 180)
Deutsche Welle, February 12, 2014
dw.de/p/1B7CW

See report:

2014 World Press Freedom Index
Reporters Without Borders, February 11, 2014
rsf.org/index2014/en-asia.php

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 09:40

中央政法委首次公布系统内10案例 (Central Political-Legal Commission makes first disclosure of cases of law violations by judicial and law enforcement officials)
Beijing News, February 12, 2014
epaper.bjnews.com.cn/html/2014-02/12/content_494370.htm?div=-1

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 09:40

China to spend extra $10 billion in restive Xinjiang this year
Reuters, February 12, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/12/us-china-xinjiang-idUSBREA1B0HC20140212

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 09:43

Beijing's elephant graveyard: how China still drives world ivory market
Telegraph, February 10, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10628900/Beijings-elephant-graveyard-how-China-still-drives-world-ivory-market.html

Related:
英媒:中国仍然是推动象牙市场的关键 (UK media: China still drives world ivory market)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 11, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2014/02/140211_press_ivory_china.shtml

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 09:43

李克强:把政府所有收支全部纳入预算管理 (Li Keqiang calls for robust measures to strengthen anti-corruption work)
Caijing, February 11, 2014
economy.caijing.com.cn/2014-02-11/113901204.html

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 09:43

Execution with no farewell spotlights China death penalty
Agence France-Presse, February 10, 2014
www.mysinchew.com/node/95719?tid=10

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 09:43

Environment watchdog gets tough on polluters, vetoes projects worth 118.4b yuan
Reuters, February 11, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1426038/environment-watchdog-gets-tough-polluters-nixes-projects-worth-1184b-yuan

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 09:43

英国:香港普选要满足香港人的意愿 (UK: HK elections should fulfill the people's wish)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 11, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140211_hk_hague_suffrage.shtm l

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 09:43

Chinese dissident believed detained after disputing father's "suicide" death
Radio Free Asia, February 11, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/disputing-02102014150547.html

律师团就薛福顺死亡控告曲阜公安 办案机关态度引外界质疑 (Lawyers’ group sues Qufu public security officials over Xue Fushun’s unnatural death, authorities’ conduct attracts international suspicion)
Radio Free Asia, February 11, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy-02112014095333.html

For more information on Xue Mingkai, see:
Family rejects authorities’ report of suicide by democracy activist’s father
薛明凯拒绝接受警方关于其父“跳楼自杀”
Human Rights in China, February 3, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/family-rejects-authorities-report-suicide-democracy-activists-father
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/xie-ming-kai-ju-jue-jie-shou-jing-fang-guan-yu-qi-fu

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 09:43

将公众知情权明确入宪 (Chinese professor calls for constitutional amendment to explicitly guarantee right to information)
Fazhi Evening News, February 11, 2014
www.fawan.com.cn/html/2014-02/11/content_476928.htm

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 08:41

“六四事件”的一名死囚仍系狱 (June 4th prisoner serving suspended death sentence still in jail)
Deutsche Welle, February 11, 2014
dw.de/p/1B6lE

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 08:41

A leading Chinese economist warns of a difficult year and “dead” companies
The New York Times, February 11, 2014
sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/11/a-leading-chinese-economist-warns-of-a-difficult-year-and-dead-companies/

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 08:41

China cracks down on its “sex capital”
Associated Press, February 11, 2014
www.boston.com/news/world/asia/2014/02/11/china-cracks-down-its-sex-capital/x5WtGgdhxweUU0gS79FFwI/story.html

Related:
Prostitution crackdown in China province after TV investigation
The Guardian, February 11, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/11/china-province-prostitution-crack-down-guangdong-sex-workers

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 09:52

崔健:天安門有毛像時代就沒變 (Cui Jian: change remains elusive as long as Mao's portrait adorns Tiananmen)
Ming Pao, February 9, 2014
inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20140209/ca71230a.htm

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 09:52

许志永上诉: 若不纠正,莫谈法治 (Xu Zhiyong appeals: If original decision is not corrected, no point in talking about rule of law)
Deutsche Welle, February 10, 2014
http://bit.ly/Nu7XMl

See appeal:
Xu Zhiyong Appeals: Spare Any Talk about Rule of Law in China If the Second Instance Does Not Correct the Decision by the First Instance
许志永上诉书:二审如不纠正,中国莫谈法治
China Change, February 8, 2014
EN: http://chinachange.org/2014/02/08/xu-zhiyong-appeals-spare-any-talk-about-rule-of-law-in-china-if-the-second-instance-does-not-correct-the-decision-by-the-first-instance/
CH: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XqeUtUzchMoNZsxhFoKfPppuTs1OvcAERI6IlgSlztU/edit?pli=1

Chinese dissident lands at Cato Institute with a caution to colleges
The New York Times, February 9, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/10/us/chinese-dissident-lands-at-cato-institute-with-a-caution-to-colleges.html

Activists converge on eastern Chinese city
Associated Press, February 7, 2014
www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/02/07/2815321/activists-converge-on-eastern.html

薛明凯失踪五天料被当局控制 异议人士呼吁关注 (Xueming Kai thought to be in authorities’ control after missing for 5 days, dissidents call attention to his case)
Radio Free Asia, February 10, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-02102014094848.html

Supporters call for investigation into death of Chinese activist’s father
The New York Times, February 7, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/07/supporters-call-for-investigation-into-death-of-chinese-activists-father/

For more information on Xue Mingkai, see:
Family rejects authorities’ report of suicide by democracy activist’s father
薛明凯拒绝接受警方关于其父“跳楼自杀”
Human Rights in China, February 3, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/family-rejects-authorities-report-suicide-democracy-activists-father
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/xie-ming-kai-ju-jue-jie-shou-jing-fang-guan-yu-qi-fu

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 09:52

被管制到无帖可删? (Will censorship on Weibo leave nothing to be censored?)
Deutsche Welle, February 9, 2014
dw.de/p/1B5gU

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 09:52

On 35th anniversary of diplomatic ties with U.S., China tries to soften image
中国在美国纽约等地展开形象攻势
Radio Free Asia, February 5, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140207/c07exchanges/dual/

Asia leaders join Sochi as Obama, others stay away
Associated Press, February 7, 2014
http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/gay-rights-issue-asian-leaders-sochi-22404682

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 09:52

六四央视主播出书谈当年经历习近平下届传有动作 (State news anchor during June 4th publishes memoir)
Radio France International, February 9, 2014
http://rfi.my/1bjxFhj

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 09:52

How fast can China reform its land laws?
International Business Times, February 7, 2014
www.investing.com/news/economy-news/how-fast-can-china-reform-its-land-laws%20-265135

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 09:52

卫计委:9省已通过"单独两孩"备案 (National Health and Family Planning Commission: Nine provinces have made preparation to implement new "second child" policy)
Beijing News, February 10, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/02/10/304462.html

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 09:52

嫌犯十年 (Man languishes in decade-long detention as rape trial continues)
Chengdu Shangbao, February 10, 2014
e.chengdu.cn/html/2014-02/10/content_453463.htm

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